Welcome to First Line Friday’s hosted by Hoarding Books.

Today I’m happy to be featuring A Worthy Rebel by Jody Hedlund. I was swept away into the intrigue and adventure right from the beginning of this delightful story! Jody Hedlund has a way with words that seems to captivate my imagination and keep me eagerly turning pages late into the night. CLICK HERE to read my full review.


Pembroke Castle, Western Midlands
September, in the year of our Lord 1395

          “Upon our arrival,” Lady Margaret said, flicking her reins and prodding her mare to a trot, “Sir Thomas will be expecting your agreement of marriage.”
          “So soon?” I urged my horse to keep up with my stepmother’s, though I wished to slow down. We were all too quickly approaching our journey’s destination, Pembroke Castle, which jutted out of the foggy mist ahead, its tall stone towers like apparitions arising from a graveyard.


I shared more than just the first line this week because I really wanted to give you a better sense of the setting and what was happening. This still leaves a lot of questions.

Why is her stepmother forcing this marriage?  It seems that our heroine isn’t so sure about getting married to Sir Thomas.

The castle sure appears to be quite gloomy. With an image of a graveyard, One can only guess that this isn’t your fairy castle of dreams!

Will our heroine agree to this marriage? Is Sir Thomas as creepy as his castle appears? You will just have to pick up a copy of this book to find out!


Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.

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18 thoughts on “First Line Friday: A Worthy Rebel

  1. Happy Friday! My first line is from “Rebecca’s Legacy” by Betty Thomason Owens:

    “Are you crazy? My father’s going to kill me.”

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  2. It definitely piques my interest. On my blog, I’m featuring Karen Witemeyer’s novella, “The Love Knot.” Since I’m still reading it, I will share the first lines in Chapter 7. “Claire pushed away from the paddock fence when she saw Pieter exit the station house. Her heart ached with yearning at the sight of him. She still loved him. Desperately. But she wouldn’t pledge her life to a man until she was certain of him.” I wish you a relaxing fall weekend. Cooler weather has finally arrived in Michigan.

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  3. Happy Friday! My first line is from The Lady of Bolton Hill by Elizabeth Camden.


    Baltimore, Maryland, 1867

    “Come on, boy. Your dad needs you.”

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  4. Happy Friday!😊

    My first lines come from Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane by JoAnn Ross…..

    Life, as Aiden Mannion knew firsthand, could be dangerous. Anything could happen. You could be hit by a taxi while sightseeing in Times Square. Run headfirst into a tree while shushing down a diamond run pretending you were Bode Miller.

    Have a great weekend and Happy Fall!💕

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  5. My first line is from A Secret to Die For by Lisa Harris:

    A sharp clatter jerked Grace Callahan out iof the novel she was reading.

    Great suspenseful book!

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  6. I’m featuring lines from A.K. MacBride’s upcoming release Shattered on my blog.

    Here, I’m sharing lines from Rachael Brownell’s Chasing Fate. It’s my quirky blind date with a book this month.

    ”What do you mean, you quit your job?”

    Happy Reading!

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  7. The book I shared this week is Freedom’s Light by Colleen Coble but I’m currently reading an ARC of The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall so I’ll share the first line here: “What would it feel like to drown…to float listlessly down… down… beneath the chilled waters of the Atlantic?” I can honestly say I don’t want to find out! Hope you have a great weekend with lots of reading time! 🙂

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